Expanding Domestic Agricultural Production to Increase Qatar's Food Self-Sufficiency
Harnessing Renewable Energy to Power Desalination Facilities Dedicated for Irrigation
Optimizing Management of Water Resources to Relieve Water Stress
Strengthening Qatar's Supply Chain to Meet Domestic & International Market Demands
Qatar Steps Up to Food Security & World Hunger
The State of Qatar faces limited land and water resources, restraining its agricultural growth. Qatar is addressing these concerns by aiming to establish a model that utilizes cutting edge technologies to realize a sustainable approach to Food Security for dry land countries.
A Comprehensive Policy, International in Scope
"We established the Qatar National Food Security Programme in 2008, which aims to reduce Qatar’s reliance on food imports through the realization of the principle of self-sufficiency. The programme will not only develop the recommendations for Food Security policy, but will also join regional and international organizations and non-governmental organizations to develop research and studies for best practices and optimal use of resources in the agricultural sector."
HH the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, FAO Headquarters, 16 November 2009.
QNFSP Master Plan
The Qatar National Food Security Programme (QNFSP) is a part of the Office of The Heir Apparent of the State of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. The QNFSP Master Plan will devise a holistic solution to Food Security by expanding the four following sectors of economic activity in Qatar: